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Extremely vivid and interesting account of what the Wall meant to different people
on 1 May 2014
I am interested in how different people reacted to life behind the Wall and its eventual downfall. The interviewees on this DVD were extremely interesting to hear, as they represented a wide variety of backgrounds, political persuasions, and personalities, and they all had differing opinions and feelings about the reasons for the Wall, what they lost and what they gained from living under Communist rule, and how their expectations matched up to the reality when it finally came down and they were reunited with the West.
The news films and photos added a lot to this, and I was especially pleased to see a recording of the moment when the time of the lifting of travel restrictions was wrongly announced in November '89, leading to the immediate breaching of the border!